About

Safeguarding homes and businesses throughout Maine for 35 years

Northeast Monitoring Services was started on Southport Island on October 1, 1977, with a 4 line phone for voice, a single line for Tape Dialers, a Hawkeye radio receiver/printer and a Silent Knight digital receiver/printer, a time clock/stamp and a wall of card racks for manually documenting each and every alarm signal. We’re proud that four of the original five of us are still here, and that we serve that same client today. But our services, location, technologies and even our name have changed dramatically since then.

Renamed Northeast Security Systems, in 1986 we relocated our headquarters to Wiscasset, a better geographic location to be able to provide both timely and cost effective installations and service not only to the coast but also inland and throughout the state from Kittery to Ft. Kent.

Today, more than 30 employees work out of our state-of-the-art facility, which includes a tech shop, our business offices and our UL Central Station Operations Center, lovingly called “The Bunker.” Originally designed, built and closely operated to UL standards and procedures, we recently earned the official UL listing that gives our customers an extra measure of confidence.

The technology of the future…today

Northeast Security Systems has also moved into the forefront of digital technology for the security industry. Our AES-IntelliNet wireless alarm transmission system ensures fast, safe and reliable reporting of any threat to your facility in a fraction of the time of telephone systems—without the risk of failure owing to weather, vandalism or technical issues.

Our clients now number in the thousands. The residential properties we protect range from tiny camps and ordinary homes to beautiful estates and priceless historical landmarks; while our commercial customers range from small businesses to libraries, museums, state and municipal buildings and schools, colleges and universities, water and sewer districts, shipyards and laboratories. We have installed webcams to watch Osprey nests as well as bank ATMs. 

A commitment to excellence

While our team’s expertise, our technology and our client base have taken quantum leaps forward during our 35 years, we remain as excited as ever each time we help save lives and property by thwarting a burglar or reporting a fire. And we take the same pride in our high standards of integrity, quality and client satisfaction.

All of us at Northeast Security Systems look forward to serving your family or business in the years to come.